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  • Room Type:Entire Apartment
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Max Guests:2
  • Min Stay:3
  • Pets Allowed:No
Amenities
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  • dining area
  • satellite / cable
  • cd player
  • books
  • dvd player
  • stereo
  • music library
  • television
  • games
  • video library
  • books for adults
  • radio
  • toilet paper
  • parking
  • computer available
  • bottled water
  • paper towels
  • iron & board
  • internet
  • basic soaps
  • parking off street
  • heating
  • local maps
  • alarm clock
  • pc
  • towels provided
  • linens provided
  • hair dryer
  • shampoo
  • broadband access
  • pantry items
  • kitchenette
  • oven
  • coffee grinder
  • toaster
  • cooking utensils
  • 4 ring stove
  • refrigerator
  • stove
  • coffee maker
  • blender
  • microwave
  • lawn / garden
  • small cooler
  • binoculars
  • wood deck
  • bicycles
  • barbecue
  • deck / patio
  • beach chairs
  • outdoor grill
  • beach towels
  • large cooler
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
    FROM: $130 $910 $3900
    53% less than rentals in the area

    Mill Valley Escape: minutes from freeway, in trees, with SF Bay water views

    Mill Valley

    Description

    Vista Mill Valley has the details inside and outside that warrant your consideration. Inside, the property has nice furnishings, from granite counter tops to the new Fisher & Paykel gourmet gas range. The bedroom has an 8ft glass window and a 10ft …

    Reviews

      My husband and I planned a short trip to the Bay Area to celebrate my birthday and unwind. We are both self-employed and work long hours so we wanted something quiet and peaceful to restore our batteries and this was the perfect choice. The views are amazing and it's very close to wonderful restaurants and shopping. Bill was a terrific host and very accommodating. The only thing you should know is that there are a decent number of steps to the unit so that might be an issue for some visitors.
      We had a wonderful time and ended up canceling our reservations at the Drake Hotel for our last two nights because we loved this spot so much. The view is beautiful high up on the hill, quiet neighborhood, but very close to town. Bill is very detail oriented with his provided information, and we loved his selection of CDs, movies, and the many books about the area each morning. This listing was exactly as advertised and what was great for us as trail runners were the close access to the Miwok and other nearby trails. If you are a runner/mountain biker I highly recommend checking out Bill's place in Mill Valley.
      Thank you, Bill. You have a great spacious, comfortable place. We enjoyed it as a peaceful respite from the intensity of our days.
      My dear hosts, Deep gratitude for a space, quiet, contemplation. Great films. Again, from my heart, thank you.
      My wife and I came out for 10 nights, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! We had every day planned out, from bike riding across the Golden Gate Bridge, sight seeing in San Francisco, hiking around Mt. Tam and to the beach, driving up to Sonoma and Napa Valley, to Live Music at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael and other clubs in Fairfax. The location was convenient to everywhere! What a wonderful experience coming home every night from our daytime and evening adventures, to this immaculately groomed and clean property, on the side of a mountain with picturesque sunrise's from our bedroom, living room, and patio, every morning! Parking is a hassle in Northern California, so having our own parking spot was a real bonus. The Flat was fully stocked. Not only pots and pans, but spices, honey, coffee, and tea. He even has a coffee grinder! All we had to purchase was groceries. As for Bill as a Landlord, well, he was around when we needed him, but otherwise, we were on our own, perfect and private! The location was also excellent for getting to the Highway, as it is situated between 2 exists so depending on traffic, we had options, going north and south…. We are from S. Florida and wished we lived closer as we would be regular guests!
      This property was fantastic the view is magnifacent, the area gorgeous, and the flat perfect, so clean and upscale everything you could want we never wanted to leave. Bill had everything for us that we needed, he even waited up till midnight for our arrival to help us with our bags and also when we were leaving he was there to help. He treated us like good friends instead of complete strangers, it was a wounderful time and a wonderful place. Thank you, Bill, for making the last leg of our journey so perfect.
      Thank you bill, Enjoyed our stay. Hope to be back again in the future!
      We spent almost 3 weeks in this beautiful place in Mill Valley. The condo was in excellent condition and very comfortable. We enjoyed the great view of the bay; our hosts Terry and Bill were so helpful and even gave us several detailed maps to explore the area. The location, close to our son's family, is perfect and we will certainly return soon!
      Spent a week in this beautiful, clean and well maintained property, featuring great views of the Bay Area. The house was set in a suburban woodland location which offered opportunities to encounter local wildlife, we managed to get some close up pictures of a Doe and her Fawn on the property. The house is very well equipped with everything you could want for home cooking and a relaxing evening in after exploring the trails of the Marin Headlands or the spectacular Mount Tam. The owner was very helpful in providing directions to different tracks and trails and offering advice on local places to visit, where to go for Bike rentals etc. We enjoyed the out door experiences this area has to offer, from riding the mountain bike trails on Mount Tam and the Tennessee Valley to walking tracks on the Marin Headlands, taking in spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, we feel confident that any couple who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle would not be disappointed with this location and property. For dining out there are lots of options for quality restaurants in Mill Valley or nearby Sausalito
      When possible, we prefer staying in an apartment or condo rather than a hotel....and this unit was perfect....a short drive to San Francisco, but so close to Muir Woods and wine country. With it's hillside setting, the views are wonderful and the neighborhood is surprisingly quiet. We found everything we wanted or needed in Mill Valley including delicious food. Thanks for a memorable stay!
      Our second stay in Mill Valley was as lovely as our first. Convenient, well appointed and comfortable. The new bed is great! Bill is a gracious host, as always; helped schlep our luggage and fixed a minor complaint quickly. Couldn't be happier. Will visit again!
      If you have read all of the previous reviews and are still not sure if you should stay there, then I would suggest you book a hotel! All I can say is every word of the reviews is accurate, there is nothing more I can add to them. The only advice I can give you is JUST STAY THERE!
      The apartment is even better than it looks online. We arrived at 9pm after a 30hr trip from Perth in Australia. It was such a welcome sight to find fruit, milk and snacks in the place. As soon as we arrived, Bill (the owner who lives in the property above) heard our car and came down the stairs to help us with our luggage. The apartment is just beautiful. It is spacious, very clean and well equipped. There is a laptop provided, very fast wi-fi and all instructions you need to get the TV, DVD, stereo etc going is clearly written out for you. There is a drawer full of maps and guides of the area. The view from the bedroom is gorgeous and the small deck outside is a perfect place to sit out and enjoy the ambience or have breakfast or dinner. Mill Valley is a very nice, up-market area and it's only a 15 minute drive from the apartment to downtown SF. Bill and his wife Terry are wonderful hosts and care for their property and their guests. We asked them if we could borrow some scales to weigh our luggage and they said they didn't have any but when we returned that evening we found a new set at our doorstep. If we ever return to SF we will definitely stay again. I don't think you would find better value anywhere. All in all it was a wonderful experience. Thank again Bill and Terry!
      The apartment is even better than it looks online. We arrived at 9pm after a 30hr trip from Perth in Australia. It was such a welcome sight to find fruit, milk and snacks in the place. As soon as we arrived, Bill (the owner who lives in the property above) heard our car and came down the stairs to help us with our luggage. The apartment is just beautiful. It is spacious, very clean and well equipped. There is a laptop provided, very fast wi-fi and all instructions you need to get the TV, DVD, stereo etc going is clearly written out for you. There is a drawer full of maps and guides of the area. The view from the bedroom is gorgeous and the small deck outside is a perfect place to sit out and enjoy the ambience or have breakfast or dinner. Mill Valley is a very nice, up-market area and it's only a 15 minute drive from the apartment to downtown SF. Bill and his wife Terry are wonderful hosts and care for their property and their guests. We asked them if we could borrow some scales to weigh our luggage and they said they didn't have any but when we returned that evening we found a new set at our doorstep. If we ever return to SF we will definitely stay again. I don't think you would find better value anywhere. All in all it was a wonderful experience. Thank again Bill and Terry!
      On a hillside with a beautiful view, we felt we were in the middle of a forest. Bill and Terry have thought of everything...even little notes here and there to help your stay to be the best...and that is their aim...that you have a wonderful time! It is newly decorated and immaculate, the pictures are accurate. Any friends in the area, we will definitely advise them to stay here. Close to grocery, town of Mill Valley with quaint restaurants, shopping, and theater. Larkspur Ferry 5 miles north made it easy for us to commute to San Fran. Thanks to Bill and Terry, our stay in CA was great!
      We had the most beautiful view, close to town and the highway. We were right near Muir woods and Stinson Beach Owners gave total privacy but were available if needed. Very affordable. We loved it and highly recommend.
      Bill was very timely with his communications via e-mail and phone. He was a wonderful host and showed us around the place. He also gave us wonderful suggestions on a restaurant and what to do that is close. This property has stunning views and was very clean and well equipped! It was like new inside with a spacious bathroom and living room. Bedroom has a fantastic view of the water. Also, a wonderful patio. Very nice and quiet as well. It's just a short drive from Muir Woods, Mount Tam and Stinson Beach. Would highly recommend this property. Was like home away from home and we hated to leave it!
      Bill and Terry, we commented so many times about what great hosts you are. You left everything prepared...it was like being at home. I mean, gourmet coffee beans, snacks, water? Even my name on the mailbox. That's more than expected. Plus a really nice view and in Mill Valley. Thank you for a great stay!
      We very much enjoyed our one-week stay at this great apartment high up above the Bay. It was exactly as advertised -- spotless, comfortable, quiet, and full of light, with a fantastic view of the Bay. Lots of storage for clothes and amenities. Kitchen has all necessary tools and utensils, everything new and gleaming. Great area for walking. Bill is very helpful, made sure we were happy and answered all questions. The only thing we might comment on is the driveway is a bit steep at the street edge, so drive into it carefully if you have a low-riding car; otherwise it might scrape a little. Other than that, we were delighted to have this beautiful home-away-from-home for the week we were there.
      You will not be disappointed. This condo is immaculate and decorated so nicely. The living room/ dining room is very spacious, and the view from bed is lovely. Mill Valley is the perfect location with everything you might want. It's convenient to town, Muir Woods, and wine country. Bill and Terry were welcoming and very responsive. Had a wonderful stay! A smaller rental car is a good idea when staying anywhere in Mill Valley.
      This adorable home is a perfect place for a romantic, quiet getaway. It was absolutely spotless and every detail well thought out and executed. There wasn't a thing we would have changed. The bedroom and bed were so comfortable that we couldn't drag ourselves out of bed each morning which is so unlike us! We miss the great speaker/sound system and music selection, comfortable bed in a room that feels like you're in a tree house. The location is great, we went to the city every day for lunch and exploring, back home for an afternoon nap, back to the city for dinner. It was an easy, quick drive back and forth, well worth saving the money staying at a hotel with valet fees. And yes, that is the exact view of the water from the bedroom window. We'll be back!
      Great experience from parking to leaving. Bill and Terry provided us with an excellent stay, providing a clean and comfortable place. Water and snacks were waiting for us, as well as the fully equipped kitchen to cook a wonderful meal to eat on the deck with a beautiful view. Deer greeted us, great CD selection, and the perfect location to get to downtown, but still feel like your secluded. You won't regret your stay! Cheers :)
      My husband and I stayed thoroughly enjoyed staying here-- it was as described and more. It was quiet, perfectly cleaned, beautiful trees, a view (see photos in listing), and easy access into Marin. From this apartment, we went for bike rides and runs as well. Bill, the owner, was easily accessible and very helpful when we arrived and throughout our weekend stay.
      Clean, nicely furnished and convenient area. We would rent it again if staying in the area.
      I surprised my girlfriend with a weekend escape to Mill Valley, and Bill's condo worked out perfectly. Bill was there to meet us even though traffic made our timing unpredictable, and he showed us around the place and gave us some ideas for hikes and dining. Everything was meticulously clean and organized, and the kitchen was well equipped. (We like to cook, and ended up making several meals there.) It wasn't quite close enough to walk or bike into downtown Mill Valley, but it was a short, easy drive, and we found good food and drink (don't miss Tony Tutto Pizza or Mill Valley Beerworks), and a convenient Whole Foods to supplement the groceries we brought. And of course all the cute shops were great. We also took advantage of the condo's DVD and book collections--not huge, but enough variety to catch our attention for a number of hours. :) Oh, and a lot of that reading took place on the deck and just inside, where we could see the terrific view. It's impressive how much it felt like we were nestled back in the woods! Because of the layout and the great landscaping of the hillside, you hardly notice the upstairs house/deck or the quiet street at the bottom of the hill. If you want a private getaway with a great view, close enough to town but quiet and isolated for those meditative or romantic moments, you can't go wrong with this place!
      This was our first experience with VRBO and feel so lucky to have found such a fabulous place to stay. We were not at all disappointed. The property is clean, excellently maintained and so comfortable. You can tell that Bill wants his guests to feel welcome. The location is great too. My only disappointment is that I didn't see any deer. (my husband did) I hope we have the opportunity to return.
      Very confortable and attractive property. Extremely clean. Beautiful view and only 10 minutes from the Golden Gate. Bill was always willing to assist when needed. Really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property. Thanks Bill and hope to see you soon.
      As a first time user of the VRBO website I was uncertain what to expect during my stay in Mill Valley (it looked to good to be real). I arrived quite late (after midnight) but found no problems getting access to the apartment. The apartment is a very spacious and comfortable one bedroom apartment with wonderful views (and with occasional deer milling just outside the house --- very cool). Bill & Terry had made available some basic items in the kitchen (milk, coffee, waters) and amenities in the bathroom (like a hotel!). I used the apartment as a base in the area visiting both family (who live in Marin) and work related travel in San Francisco (which is a stone's through from the Apartment --- 15 minute drive down towards Lombard Street). In addition to the actual place (which is great), I found Bill to be very easy to deal with both in making the arrangements for my arrival and once at the property he was very hospitable (in particular given that I twice forgot my keys in the Apartment). I would definitely recommend this property for a couple or single traveler who is in town for more than a day or two.
      From our first friendly greeting to our fond goodbye, the owners Terry and Bill could not have been nicer. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable but afford you complete privacy. The apartment was immaculate and it was heavenly to wake up each morning to the beautiful views of the bay and lights beyond in the evening. We even were lucky enough to have a full moon rise right in front of our bedroom picture window several evenings. It was like living in a tree house but with modern amenities. Visiting from Florida, it was especially nice to be able to enjoy the breezes which flowed through the many windows throughout the unit. When we asked if we could grill, a full set up was provided including charcoal, chimney, tools and even a family of deer to keep us company! The location is perfect, particularly for foodies, with not one but two Whole Foods stores in lovely Mill Valley, frequent Farmer's Markets and the wonderful gourmet Mill Valley Market with its incredible selection of prepared and/or marinated selections for dinner. The gas stove was a pleasure to cook on and having staples already provided such as spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, coffee filters, refrigerated items, etc. was appreciated. The extensive library of music, books, movies and tourist guides also were an unexpected treat we made good use of. Many unique and classy shops abound in the downtown Mill Valley area, as well as excellent restaurants, cafes and that fabulous Champagne French Bakery. Their raspberry macaroons were to die for, and go perfectly with a double espresso. The location fulfilled our hopes to find a convenient base to visit San Francisco to the south and wine country to the north, as well as nearby Sausalito. All in all, it provided everything a relaxing vacation should be when you feel as comfortable as we did in a location as stunning as Mill Valley. It is also probably the best value for your vacation dollar as can be found. Thanks, Bill and Terry. Hope to see you again soon.
      Bill really values his renters. The vacation rental was in great condition and was extremely clean and well organized. Bill was accommodating and was willing to share with us some great places to visit while we were on our honeymoon. The rental was stocked with everything we needed; it was even stocked with coffee, sugar and basic condiments. We were greeted a few mornings by the local deer. They were a very beautiful sight. When we return to San Francisco we will, without a doubt, be staying at this scenic vacation rental in Mill Valley again!
      As the other reviewers say, the pictures on VRBO do not do this property justice. What a great retreat in a perfect location, with privacy, views and peacefulness. The proximity to great places like Muir Woods, Tennessee Valley, Marin Headlands and wine country is ideal. Bill is an amazing host, taking time to orient us to the property and offer great suggestions for things to see and do. He even went out of his way to warn us of traffic that would impact our plans. When we return to the bay area, we'll be back!
      First off, I would like to say that I had an excellent stay at Bill's property. This is one of the few circumstances in where the ad is actually UNDERSTATING the accuracy of the listing. The views from the rental are more beautiful than pictured in the listing. The place was spotless and has all the amenities that a traveler would want. (ie. large tv, comfortable sofa, big bed...)The location is also in an excellent location. It is close to San Francisco as well as communities across the bay. Furthermore, Bill is not only a great landlord but also a nice person as well. He waited for me to arrive at roughly 1030PM and then took roughly 20-30 mins of his time to point out various landmarks and points of interest on a map. I had a great time and I will be back the next time I come to SF. Thanks! Dave
      My wife and I really enjoyed staying in this VRBO. Picture your own very private apartment that is well furnished and stocked with anything one needs including coffee, teas, and a few condiments in the refrigerator. Bill goes out of his way to make you feel very welcome. The pictures of the apartment on this website do not do it any justice. They have thought of everything to make you your stay very comfortable and is very wonderful. Come see for yourself. The location is very central to anything or anywhere you would want to visit while in the San Francisco area. The Napa wine country is to the north and of course SF is immediately to the south along with access to some of the most beautiful coastal areas anywhere in the world, including Point Reyes, Bolinas, the Marin Headlands, etc., etc. In other words, lovely and relaxing.
      This place is amazing- it is immaculate inside and out. Great landscaped yard- we even saw 3 deer roaming the yard in the morning. Bill was a great host- greeted us outside at 11pm when we finally arrived and gave us the tour and tips about our stay. Every room was perfectly done and decorated, very clean and in GREAT shape. Short drives over to nearby towns, near freeway access, easy access to the coast. Great off-street parking with night lights to go up the steps. We highly recommend staying here- we'd certainly stay here again!!!
      A truly outstanding apartment. Immaculate, superbly and thoughtfully equipped, great location. It was the first time my wife has ever been happy with a rental. She totally loves this one. We'll be back again.

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